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If you’re looking for a cosy hideaway for a romantic Winter break, then Barès is perfect! With the utter peace and tranquillity of the beautiful countryside of the Haute Garonne, and a cosy gîte with a wood-burning stove and spectacular views of the snow-capped Pyrenees, it’s impossible not to feel relaxed and at peace with the world and tempting to just stay put, enjoying simply ‘being at Barès’. But when it’s time for some activity, you’re only an hour and a quarter’s drive through stunning countryside to the nearest ski resorts. Alternatively the rolling hills surrounding Barès, offer wonderful walks and cycling routes, including a section of the ‘Grande randonée 86’ (long distance walking/cycling route running from Toulouse to Bagnères de Luchon) which follows the river a short stroll down the hill from your gîte.
 
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With the Pyrenees just one hour away by car there are plenty of opportunities for snow-lovers to experience the joys of Snowboarding, Telemark, Alpine and cross-country skiing . For those who find this all just at tad too exhausting there are plenty of opportunities to sample a little Apres-Ski without having to endure any of the events preceding it. Two resorts close to Bares are well worth a visit:
 
Luchon Superbagnères offers stunning views over the valley of Luchon and the Maladeta massif, including Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees. Eight minutes from Luchon via the gondola lift, the Superbagnères resort is divided into three areas and offers a varied skiing experience suitable for all levels as well as a vibrant night-life. With farmers’ markets, cycling routes, cafes, restaurants, clubs and gift shops Luchon Superbagnères is 67km from Barès.
 
Le Mourtis is a cozy wooded mountainous ski-resort in the Forest of Boutx just 49km from Barès. With tree-lined runs this 
location is ideal for beginners and intermediates with a good nursery slope at the base-station while higher up there are a series of green, blue, red and black runs. Cross-country, free-style, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Luge piste are all possible and there is a snow-play park for young children.
 
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If you are interested in longer term lets over the winter period we would be very happy to discuss this with you.